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Matt Barreto in Calexico Chronicle: “Polling Error: How One Survey Changed the Newsom Recall Campaign”


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UCLA political scientist and public opinion researcher Matt Barreto is happy to knock other pollsters for their work on the recall (“It was conducted by drunk clowns,” he said of an August Emerson College survey that showed a close race). But he also said the media deserves some blame for mischaracterizing the state of the … Continued

UCLA political scientist and public opinion researcher Matt Barreto is happy to knock other pollsters for their work on the recall (“It was conducted by drunk clowns,” he said of an August Emerson College survey that showed a close race). But he also said the media deserves some blame for mischaracterizing the state of the race earlier in the summer.